Appropriate dating age formula
Women usually mature at faster rates than men, which means that most will look at older guys because they have increasingly similar mental facilities.On the flip side, guys often prefer to feel younger than they actually are.Notice there isn’t an easily accessible formula for how young girls can go, or how old boys can go.
While I could see my dad dating someone around 37 (although he’s married so he won’t be!
A few months ago, in October, scandal swept through Minnesota high school tennis.
It was revealed that at the all girls private school only a few miles away from the school I attend, the male Varsity Tennis coach was sleeping with at least one of his players. Obviously this is an extreme example of a dangerous relationship made by an age gap. One formula that seeks to address this problem is [Guy’s Age] / 2 7 = [Girl’s Age].
It seems that there’s an XKCD comic for every life situation that we run in to. One of my favorites, by far, is the comic titled “Dating pools.” This comic highlighted the Standard Creepiness Rule, a.k.a.
the “half-your-age-plus-seven” rule, which states that no person should date someone under (age / 2 7), otherwise they will look like a creeper.(And now we see why the last panel of the XKCD comic above applies so well to me…) Sure enough, if we overlay Rudder’s Ok Cupid data over the first chart, we see that men follow the rule almost exactly.